it passes the acx check with no other changes.
That's correct. I'm impressed. That's a raw
recording? Do you know who Don LaFontaine is (was)?
This is me backing slowly away. I suspect you're going to sail straight through ACX Quality control.
Contact them. I think they'll let you submit a sample before you upload a whole book. Have you seen all the ACX postings, manuals and instructions? It's not all high-juggling dB values. You also have to submit the right file sizes, production gaps, header information, etc. etc. etc.https://blog.acx.com/2014/06/26/how-to- ... on-part-1/http://www.acx.com/help/acx-audio-submi ... /201456300
Post back if you have trouble finding the files for MP3 export or any other troubles.
I don't think it says so anywhere, but it is recommended you save all your work in high quality, uncompressed WAV format for archive. You can make those into anything but once you make an MP3 you're stuck with the MP3 compression sound damage—and you can't stop it.
Also resist the urge to record a segment and then edit that segment into the final piece. If anything happens to Audacity or the computer during editing, your whole read could go into the toilet. Read and Export WAV (Microsoft), 16-bit. Then do that again with a new filename at the final edit. Only Then
make the MP3 for submission.
You can leave out steps if you wish, but there's no shortage of forum posters who want us to rescue their destroyed edit. "I worked on that for three days. It doesn't open up any more and I don't have the original shoot!!"